Color scheme: assigned to VF-8 aboard CV-8 USS Hornet in April of 1942. This carrier delivered the 16 US Army Air Forces B-25 bombers used in the Doolittle raid on Japan.
OVERVIEW - The Grumman F4F Wildcat is an American carrier-based fighter aircraft that began service in 1940 with both the United States Navy and the British Royal Navy where it was initially known as the Martlet. First used in combat by the British in the North Atlantic, the Wildcat was the only effective fighter available to the United States Navy and Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater during the early part of World War II in 1941 and 1942.
3D MODEL GENERAL INFO -The model was created based on blueprints, photos and historical documentation. It was created with precision in detail and in real units of measurement to be a faithful digital reproduction of the original. The object has been modeled in Lightwave and finished and texturized in 3DCoat.
Detailed Cockpit INCLUDED.
LIGHTWAVE and BLENDER - The scene contains the model with uv materials assigned and a basic setup to control each movable part, such as ailerons, rudder, elevators, propeller, cockpit hood and landing gears.
OBJ - If you need to animate the airplane you have to make your own setup according to the 3d software you are using. You may need to reassign uv textures when open the files with different software. The aircraft is subdivided into parts each one with its uv map. To reassign textures you only have to load texture maps and assign each of them to the respective channel.
FBX - File exported with Blender. Rig, landing gear animation and materials data included. You may need to reassign textures depending on your download folder name.
UNREAL ENGINE 5.1 - Basic skeleton set up, pbr materials assigned and landing gear animation ready.
UV TEXTURE LIST:
Cockpit: color, ambient occlusion, metalness, normal, roughness, specular (8K textures)
Engine: color, ambient occlusion, metalness, normal, roughness, specular (4K textures)
Fuselage: color, ambient occlusion, metalness, normal, roughness, specular (8K textures)
Landing gear: color, ambient occlusion, metalness, normal, roughness, specular (2K textures)
Parts: color, ambient occlusion, metalness, normal, roughness, specular (2K textures)
Rivets: color, ambient occlusion, metalness, normal, roughness, specular (4K textures)
Wings: color, ambient occlusion, metalness, normal, roughness, specular (8K textures)
42 uv texture maps in total
The transparency map for the hood windows is stored in the alpha channel of fuselage color map (fuselage_color.png)
I suggest you to not use the ambient occlusion I provided since it is calculated with the moving parts in 0 position. If you need to animate the moving parts (ailerons, rudders, etc.) you should apply the ambient occlusion shader provided by your 3d software
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Fbx files update
Unreal Engine 5.1 asset added